Non-Citizens Given Right To Vote In San Francisco School Board Elections


HISTORY.. MAKING HISTORY..BY BECOMING THE FIRST CITY IN THE STATE TO ALLOW NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE IN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS. HERE’S KPIX 5s JESSICA FLORES. ON THE STEPS OF CITY HALL…A HISTORIC DAY… NAT: FOR THE FIRST TIME NON-CITIZEN PARENTS CAN REGISTER TO VOTE FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS… THIS COMES AFTER SAN FRANCISCO VOTERS APPROVED PROPOSITION N IN 2016 GIVING UNDOCUMENTED AND DOCUMENTED PARENTS THE NEW VOTING RIGHT… GRAPHIC: TO BE ELIGIBLE: NON-CITIZENS MUST BE – RESIDENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO – AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD – PARENTS OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 19 IN SAN FRANCISCO NOT ELIGIBLE… ARE THOSE IMPROSIONED, ON PAROLE FOR A CONVICTION OF A FELONY, OR THOSE FOUND MENTALLY INCOMPETENT. ALTHOUGH CITY LEADERS ARE CELEBRATING NEW RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS…THEY ALSO CAUTION PARENTS TO KNOW THE RISKS…THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HAVE ACCESS TO VOTER INFORMATION. “We give people the choice…that can educate them on the rights and risks of voting.” (JESSICA FLORES) ON CAM TAG: THE DEADLINE FOR NON- CITIZEN PARENTS TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION IS OCTOBER 22…IF FOLKS DON’T REGISTER IN TIME THEY CAN DO TO CITY HALL VOTING CENTER FOR A CONDITIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION…SIG OUT THE RIGHT FOR NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE IN SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS EXPIRES IN 2022.. UNLESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PASSES AN ORDINANCE TO ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE…

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